Even Credible Sources are Sometimes Not Credible

Will Thalheimer provides yet another valuable resource. His 2006 blog post on the learning styles myth that “People believe 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear…” etc., illustrates that very credible sources have erroneously connected these false statistics to Dale’s Cone of Experience. A warning to us all to track down our sources! See the post at:


And note that one of the comments cites a 2002 AECTpresentation by Tony Betrus and Al Januszewski that provides more detail on what Edgar Dale did and did not say about his model, available at: http://www2.potsdam.edu/betrusak/AECT2002/dalescone_files/dalescone.html.ppt


Will Thalheimer’s Research-to-Practice How-to-Summarize Guide

I really appreciate Will Thalheimer’s work because he translates and applies research to help practitioners. This resource helps researchers, though, and is more-than-worth the price of downloading (i.e., it’s free!):


Miriam: Exploring Connectivism: The Wild West Phase


It seems to me that, as far as the “theory” or “approach” of Connectivism is concerned, we’re living in the Wild West Phase where everyone is taking a shot at conceptualizing it, defining it, fostering it, and trying it out. Here are two interesting takes on it that I just found:

Connectivism & MOOCs – Diagram of development influences:


Gretel Patch’s Periodic Table of Connectivism: